Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Court
Fairfax, VA 22030-0220
     Tel: (703)978-9789
        
   
Grades: K - 8 | 196 students
Gesher is the Northern Virginia community Jewish day school for K - 8th grade offering a challenging and innovative curriculum of general and Jewish studies.
Gesher has full-day Kindergarten classrooms, after-school care, financial assistance and transportation.
Gesher is fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and is the only VAIS accredited Jewish Day School in Northern Virginia.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
State or regional independent school association
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Reading Specialist, Speech Therapist
Year Founded 1982

Student Body

Total Students 196 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Gesher Jewish Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 20 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(dress code of modesty, no formal uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,950
Tuition Notes Needs based financial assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid 40%
Average Financial Aid Grant $8,000
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Debra Mendelson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Mountain Biking, Soccer, SoftballBasketballCross Country,
FencingMountain Biking,
SoccerSoftball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Science, Student yearbook club, fencing, art, music ensemble, Gesher Green club, and more Science, fencing, art, and more, Student yearbook club,
music ensemble,
Gesher Green club,

School Notes:

There’s more for your child at Gesher Jewish Day School. An excellent general studies program, vibrant Jewish learning, sports, music, drama, art, languages, outdoor classrooms, technology, library, and more. Whether you are looking for a Kindergarten where Jewish values are taught alongside the ABCs and 123s, considering an alternative to your child’s elementary school, or looking for a personal, dynamic and confidence-building middle school education for your emerging teen, admission at all grade levels is welcome. Please enjoy your “virtual” visit, but nothing takes the place of seeing our students and teachers in action! Call or email today to arrange a personal tour of the school. I look forward to meeting you!

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Trinity Christian School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Trinity Christian School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Good Shepherd Christian Academy & Little Flock Preschool (1 miles away)
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